Take Control of Your Career Path

Do you have a clear career path in your current organization? Career pathing is a plan you make with your employer that charts your path and development within the organization. It should include milestones you need to reach, and skills you should learn, to reach the next stage in your career. These can be promotions… Read more »

Stress Can Be Measured

Stress in Business

By Mike Smith, President/CEO Stress is getting more attention all the time, especially in today’s world, as a leading cause of workplace dissatisfaction, poor performance, and turnover. There are numerous articles outlining novel ideas for stress reducing activities including yoga, relaxing techniques, and some companies even endorsing a nap or siesta time. Six Major Environments… Read more »

Identifying Company Culture Before Accepting the Job Offer

company culture

Company culture is a very important factor to consider when deciding if a role will be the right fit for you. Culture fit can greatly affect your happiness and your level of satisfaction in your role. We spend most of our waking hours at work, so a good cultural fit should be high on your… Read more »

Give the Greatest Gift; Happiness

The gift of happiness

By Kevin O’Connor, Training and Development Manager Aristotle was quoted, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” When our first child was born, there was a quick transition from the thought “wow, it costs a lot to raise a child” to “I will do anything… Read more »

Who Guides You? The Coach or the Cheerleader?

Coach and team

By Buck Medley We all need support and advice in our careers. We are, in general, part of teams for a bigger cause. These teams can do great things within organizations. The question is, are you being guided by the cheerleader or the football coach? Which of these teammates is helping you develop and expand… Read more »

Remote Solutions and Achieving Your Pie

remote worker eating pie

Working remotely has many advantages for employees and their employers including lower cost for both, added flexibility, reduced stress, and often improved satisfaction and quality of life. However, a few extra challenges come with managing your desk remotely including: Internet bandwidth and consistency Family interruptions due to easy access Greater dependency on self-motivation Speaking from… Read more »

Your Value Proposition is the Key to Reaching the Next Level

The farm equipment industry is experiencing a period of uncertainty this year which can cause personal uncertainty about your own career success. Navigating this current instability can make it harder to focus on your future goals. Establishing a strong value proposition will keep your career on the right track through industry ups and downs. Your… Read more »

How to Align Your Experience to a Potential Role During the Interview

When you are preparing yourself for an interview, an important part of the work is finding ways to align your experience to the needs of the role you are applying for. Beyond focusing on your relevant skills and achievements in your resume, you really need to practice talking about your work experience as it relates… Read more »

Top YouTube Channels for New Managers

As a new manager, it can be intimidating to step into a leadership role. Leadership is a key quality that companies look for in their current and future employees, but it doesn’t always come easy. It’s a learned skill and even those outside of a traditional leadership position can benefit from learning how to be… Read more »

How Can You Find Your Next Career in the Agriculture Industry?

The agriculture industry is an amazing space to work in the modern era. Businesses are looking for the best talent to help them navigate tough issues from low commodity prices to market consolidation. Armed with the right information and a sense of the direction you are looking to grow your career in, you can find… Read more »